Consultant Profile

Mr Douglas Whitelaw

Mr Douglas Whitelaw MBChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:
    • General Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery for gallbladder removal
    • ERCP for gallstones & jaundice
    • Insertion of bile duct stents
    • Bile duct exploration
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Upper GI endoscopy
    • Laparoscopic Surgery for hernia repair including TEP & TAPP procedures
    • Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional & Parastomal Hernia Repair
    • Weight loss surgery
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon and Bariatric Lead at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital covering Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
    • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
    • British Medical Association
    • General Medical Council
    • British Obesity & Metabolic Society (BOMSS)
    Contact Details 
    Personal email address:
    Monday mornings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Whitelaw has been working as a Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital since 2004 and is currently Bariatric Lead.  He is a highly experienced Laparoscopic and Weight Loss Surgeon. His private practice reflects his NHS Practice and includes all laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery) to the gallbladder, for gallstones and gallbladder disease. ERCP for gallstones and jaundice, bile duct exploration, insertion of bile duct stents for jaundice, gallbladder and pancreatobiliary disease.

    He performs weight loss surgery including the insertion of gastric band and ballon, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revision surgery.

    He also performs all types of abdominal hernia repair at Spire Bushey and Spire Harpenden Hospitals including inguinal, umbilical, incisional and ventral. Most are performed through the keyhole method and this includes both TEP and TAPP procedures.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Whitelaw grew up in Scotland but moved to London in 1992, after qualifying from Edinburgh University in 1990.

    He is married with three children and has lived in Hitchin since 2007.

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    Mr Douglas Whitelaw

    Mr Douglas Whitelaw General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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